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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until April, 2020.

  1. Numerical Model Development For Supercritical CO2 Oxy-Combustion

    SBC: COMBUSTION SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: 22d

    Supercritical CO2 (sCO2) power cycles operate at high pressures (300 bar) and high inlet temperatures (700°C), placing the CO2 well above the critical point. Current plans are to operate these devices using natural gas or syngas, burning with oxygen at fairly low combustion temperatures (1100 °C). However, there are gaps in the understanding of oxy-fuel combustion with CO2 under supercritical co ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  2. SAMPA: Security Analysis and Monitoring to Prevent Abuse of High Performance Computing Environments

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 04a

    HPC systems should not be used to carry out cybercrimes or execute improper jobs. Existing defense solutions such as fingerprint-based approaches require real-time data collection, which inevitably impacts the performance of HPC. Moreover, those solutions are ineffective against adversarial scenarios where malicious users intend to hide their behavior patterns. Hence, it is essential to build ligh ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  3. High-Speed, NaNoscale Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry

    SBC: zeroK NanoTech Corporation            Topic: 24a

    Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) is an important tool in the study of nanoscale composition of materials; however current instrumentation is slow, requiring long data acquisition times and providing limited resolution. The overall aim of this research proposal is the development of improved SIMS instruments, made possible by new ion source technology. SIMS has been used successfully to study ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy
  4. IMPROVING AHU PERFORMANCE BY MINIMIZING APPROACH TEMPERATURE, REDUCING AIR MALDISTRIBUTION, AND EFFICIENTLY HANDLING SENSIBLE AND LATENT LOADS

    SBC: Optimized Thermal Systems, Inc.            Topic: 09a

    Residential air handling units (AHUs) have essentially stayed the same in size, shape, form and efficiency for the past 30+ years. While incremental improvements have been made to address safety, functionality, and energy-efficiency concerns, the overall structure has remained the same. Significant change is needed to develop a next generation design that can more readily address the increasing en ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  5. Accurate Vegetation Subtraction Tools for Disparate Data Products

    SBC: APPLIED RESEARCH LLC            Topic: 03c

    Grass, shrub, and tree all belong to vegetation with similar colors, but the heights can be quite different. Removal of vegetation from digital surface models (DSM) can result in enhanced digital terrain models (DTM). Conventional approaches using LIDAR and radar have achieved some success. However, there are still some challenges for other types of imagers. First, for infrared and RGB images, the ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  6. Real-Time Canister Welding Health Monitoring and Prediction System for Spent Fuel Dry Storage

    SBC: Intelligent Automation, Inc.            Topic: 34b

    Storage of spent nuclear fuel (SNF) is occurring for longer periods than initially intended. It is important to assess the lifetime extension of dry storage canisters (DSC) with the ability to accurately monitor and predict material degradation so that corrective maintenance actions can be taken. The possibility of chloride-induced stress corrosion cracking (CISCC) in welded stainless-steel DSC fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  7. A Novel Full Matrix Capture Ultrasonic Imaging System for Non-Radioisotopic Inspections

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 04b

    Radiographic techniques are widely used in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) applications to perform inspections and detect flaws and cracks in component materials. While popular, such techniques pose operational safety risks as well as security risks due to the use of radioisotopic materials. Therefore, the DOE has a goal of reducing dependence on commercial and industrial radioactive materials fo ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  8. 1b Physical layer Authentication of Wired Networks (PAWN)

    SBC: APPLIED ENGINEERING CONCEPTS, INCORPORATED            Topic: 01b

    The convergence of operational technology and information technology systems has left many critical infrastructure deployments vulnerable to cyber attack. Defensive guidelines from organizations such as the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology call for the implementation of device authentication. However, there are no technologies currently available to provide device authentication ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  9. Development of Radiation Endurance Ultrasonic Transducer for Nuclear Reactors

    SBC: X-Wave Innovations, Inc.            Topic: 33a

    Nuclear system plays an important part in today’s technology advances. Nuclear systems are used in power generation, defense and national security. With such, there is demand of sensor which can help in reliably running the nuclear system and prevent catastrophe. In high radiation field, most of the sensor systems show degradation and under failure, therefore reliability of sensor performance is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2019 Department of Energy
  10. Improved Light Extraction for a 130 lm/W OLED Lighting Panel

    SBC: Pixelligent Technologies, LLC            Topic: 01d

    One of the major hurdles to the commercialization of OLED lighting technology is its low light extraction efficiency when compared to inorganic LEDs. Currently only ~ 30% of the light produced by the OLED can be extracted. In order to be considered as a commercially viable option, OLED efficacy has to improve dramatically. The mismatch between the refractive indices among the active layer, transpa ...

    SBIR Phase II 2019 Department of Energy

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